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SOSR1 Peril Below The Pile



A One-Shot Old School Dungeon Delve
Intended For 4 to 6 Players of Levels 4 to 6

The Pile is a lone hill which overlooks the forest village of Naofahill, which lies on the far eastern border of the free nation of
Dùn Bhriste
Locals believe powerful magical wards still guard the place and they avoid going there, believing it to be cursed.
Recent earth 
tremors have opened the place up to exploration, and a pair adventurers went there to explore, and they were
never heard from again. Their kin, the local village blacksmith,
 has offered you a sizeable reward for finding them, if you dare!

Greetings adventurers and Game Masters! 

I am excited to release the first book in my new OSR Series of adventures, PERIL BELOW THE PILE. In this scenario your players will be playing wandering heroes who are called on to save a pair of visiting dwarven siblings who have gotten themselves in over their heads when they foolish ran off to explore the dangerous ruins above and below The Pile, an imposing hill that lies a half mile outside their cousin's village. This mid-level one-shot adventure is intended for 4 to 6 players of levels 4 to 6.

Synopsis: The ruins of an ancient keep lie atop The Pile, a sheer-sided hill overlooking the village of Naofahill. Legends claim the warlord who built it still dwells there, buried in the catacombs below, where he hid when the place was sacked by a Chaotic army. Drawn by local rumours of ancient treasures, a pair of dwarven siblings went exploring there and have not returned. Their kin, the local blacksmith, has tasked you with scaling The Pile and finding them, if you dare?

Maps of The Keep and Catacombs Below


Cartography by Dyson Logos, as modified by Louis "sirlou" Kahn, all rights reserved.

This adventure was written for use with most versions of the world’s #1 roleplaying game. Minimal OSR statistics are included in the text of the adventure, but an appendix of complete OSR statistics blocks for all of the new foes are provided. This scenario features a brand new race, the Fungoids, a species of fungal humanoids, to incorporate into your campaign; as well as a new magic item, their fungal healing salves.

PLUS with this purchase you also get a free copy of my latest Starry Knight Press Catalog, which has information on all of my modules and supplements, as well as maps of the known portions of my campaign world of Terrans, and bonus content (new monsters and magic items for OSR/5E rules) from my published books!

Louis “sirlou” Kahn
Starry Knight Press
February 2023

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